Books Reviewed


Brian Alexander, Glass House: The 1% Economy and the Shattering of the All-American Town

Binyamin Appelbaum, The Economists’ Hour: False Prophets, Free Markets, and the Fracture of Society

Dean Baker and Jared Bernstein, Getting Back to Full Employment: A Better Bargain for Working People

Thomas Barlow, Between the Eagle and the Dragon

Donald A. Barr, Introduction to U.S. Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of Health Care in America

Alan S. Blinder, After the Music Stopped: The Financial Crisis, the Response, and the Work Ahead

Mark Blyth, Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea

Derek Bok, Higher Education in America

Roger Bootle, The AI Economy: Work, Wealth and Welfare in the Robot Age

Heather Boushey, Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It

Ta-Nehisi Coates, We Were Eight Years in Power: An American Tragedy

Matthew Desmond, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City

Jeff Faux, The Servant Economy

Richard Florida, The Rise of the Creative Class

Martin Ford, Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future

Carl Benedikt Frey, The Technology Trap: Capital, Labor, and Power in the Age of Automation

Thomas L. Friedman, Thank You for Being Late: An Optimist’s Guide to Thriving in the Age of Accelerations

Lawrence B. Glickman, A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society

Alice Goffman, On the Run: Fugitive Life in an American City

Michael Grunwald, The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era

Jonathan Haidt, The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics and Religion

Malcolm Harris, Kids These Days: Human Capital and the Making of Millennials

Jonathan Haskel and Stian Westlake. Restarting the Future: How to Fix the Intangible Economy

Christopher Hayes, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy

Arlie Russell Hochschild, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right

Robert B. Horwitz, America’s Right: Anti-Establishment Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party

Philip H. Howard, Concentration and Power in the Food System

The January 6 Report: Findings from the Select Committee to Investigate the Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Nancy Isenberg, White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America

Torben Iversen and David Soskice, Democracy and Prosperity: Reinventing Capitalism through a Turbulent Century

Arne Kalleberg, Good Jobs, Bad Jobs: The Rise of Polarized and Precarious Employment Systems in the United States, 1970s to 2000s

Stephanie Kelton, The Deficit Myth: Modern Monetary Theory and the Birth of the People’s Economy.

Naomi Klein, This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate

Paul Krugman, Arguing with Zombies: Economics, Politics, and the Fight for a Better Future

George Lakey, Viking Economics

Jaron Lanier, Who Owns the Future?

Amy Larkin, Environmental Debt: The Hidden Costs of the Changing Global Economy

Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler, Who Votes Now? Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

Christopher Leonard, Kochland: The Secret History of Koch Industries and Corporate Power in America

Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, How Democracies Die

Jonathan Levy, Ages of American Capitalism

Henry C. Lucas, Jr., Technology and the Disruption of Higher Education

Nancy MacLean, Democracy in Chains: The Deep History of the Radical Right’s Stealth Plan for America

Paul Mason, Postcapitalism: A Guide to Our Future

Colin Mayer, Prosperity: Better Business Makes the Greater Good

Nolan McCarty, Keith T. Poole and Howard Rosenthal, Political Bubbles: Financial Crises and the Failure of American Democracy

Branko Milanovic, Global Inequality: A New Approach for the Age of Globalization

Dana Milbank, The Destructionists: The Twenty-Five-Year Crack-Up of the Republican Party

Tim Miller, Why We Did It: A Travelogue from the Republican Road to Hell

William Mitchell, L. Randall Wray and Martin Watts, Modern Monetary Theory and Practice: An Introductory Text

Enrico Moretti, The New Geography of Jobs

Helaine Olen, Pound Foolish: Exposing the Dark Side of the Personal Finance Industry

Shannon K. O’Neil, Two Nations Indivisible: Mexico, the United States, and the Road Ahead

Anu Partanen, The Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

Michael Pettis, The Great Rebalancing: Trade, Conflict, and the Perilous Road Ahead for the World Economy

Steve Phillips, Brown Is the New White: How the Demographic Revolution Has Created a New American Majority

Thomas Piketty, Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Robert Pollin et al., A Measure of Fairness: The Economics of Living Wages and Minimum Wages in the United States

Benjamin Radcliff, The Political Economy of Human Happiness

Diane Ravitch, The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education

Jeremy Rifkin, The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism

Robert Samuels, Why Public Higher Education Should Be Free

Vaclav Smil, Made in the USA: The Rise and Retreat of American Manufacturing

Ken Stern, With Charity for All: Why Charities Are Failing and a Better Way to Give

Joseph Stiglitz, The Price of Inequality: How Today’s Divided Society Endangers Our Future

Joseph Stiglitz, Rewriting the Rules of the American Economy: An Agenda for Growth and Shared Prosperity

Peter Temin and David Vines, The Leaderless Economy: Why the World Economic System Fell Apart and How to Fix It

Zeynep Ton, The Good Jobs Strategy: How the Smartest Companies Invest in Employees to Lower Costs and Boost Profits

Roberto Mangabeira Unger, The Knowledge Economy

U.S. Global Change Research Program, Impacts, Risks, and Adaptation in the United States

J. D. Vance, Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Lawrence H. White, The Clash of Economic Ideas

Martin Wolf, The Shifts and the Shocks: What we’ve learned–and have still to learn–from the financial crisis

L. Randall Wray, Why Minsky Matters: An Introduction to the Work of a Maverick Economist

One Response to Books Reviewed

  1. Jeremy C. says:

    Really enjoying this site. A few books I’ve read recently that might sync well with your interests: Cornered (Barry Lynn), Chain of Title (David Dayen), Takers and Makers (Rana Foroonar), and Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste (Philip Mirowski).

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